Category Archives: Cowpea

Old Timer Speckled Purple Hull Cowpea

  The seed for this cultivar was sent to me from a customer in Washington State. It is listed as a short, bush variety, but I found that it grew quite tall (4 1/2′). I would classify it as a … Continue reading

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Rouge Et Noir Cowpea

Rouge Et Noir is a delicious Louisiana heirloom black crowder pea. The seed was sent to me from a customer in Washington State. The plants were slow growing at first but eventually took off, reaching  5′ in height. They were … Continue reading

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Pink Eye Purple Hull Cowpea

This is a heavy yielding, early, semi-bush variety. Keep in mind, a semi-bush can get quite large and benefits from some type of pole or trellis. Corn stalks work great. This was the earliest of all the cowpeas I have … Continue reading

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Red Ripper Cowpea

Vigna sinensis    63 – 84 days                Cowpeas are also known as Southern peas, field peas, crowder peas, and black eyed-peas. They are commonly grown as a cover crop or compost crop. They are also a valuable food crop. The peas have a … Continue reading

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California Black-eyed Cowpeas

Vigna unguiculata           85 days This past season was my first experience growing cowpeas and I have mixed feelings about the role they can play in a Northern Indiana “organic” garden. The plants were robust, grew well, and produced lots of beautiful pea … Continue reading

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